Mouse Lane

Steyning,

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A Magnificent Grade II Listed, Seven Bedroom Manor House with Swimming Pool, Awe-Inspiring 'Great Barn' Stables and Offices, offering a fantastic opportunity to purchase a piece of West Sussex History.

Dating back to the early 15th Century, the manor house and Great Barn reveal some of the finest examples of Medieval carpentry and craftmanship, yet the house in particular also bears the narrative of architecture through the years with additions from the 17th, 19th and 20th Centuries. Expertly restored and modernised in recent years, the house balances modern home comforts with luxury living while remaining faithful to the original character of the building. There is a dominance of exposed posts, beams and rafters throughout, with flagstone flooring and grand inglenook ?replaces in the principal rooms, while the annex has the proportions and light of the Victorian era in which it was built, with wide bay windows and high ceilings.
Ideal for running a business, the offce buildings provide meeting space and parking, while the barn could have a plethora of uses from industrial through to entertainment, and with several outbuildings still ripe for conversion, there is potential to create holiday lets or more permanent dwellings for family, staff or guests.

  • Grade II Listed 7 Bedroom Family Manor House & Annexe.
  • The Estate encompasses approximately 12 Acres of Land.
  • 4600 sq. ft. 15th Century, awe inspiring 'Great Barn' offering fantastic potential.
  • Equestrian Facilities.
  • Extensive Manicured Gardens.
  • Swimming Pool Outdoor Dining Areas.
  • 1500 sq. ft Office Building, ideal for business opportunities.
  • Located in the stunning area of Steyning in West Sussex.
  • EPC Exempt

A stunning Grade II listed, Seven Bedroom Manor House with approximately 12 acres of land, Swimming Pool,

Charlton Court

THE ESTATE ENCOMPASSES APPROXIMATELY 12 ACRES OF LAND WITH A SIX-BEDROOM MANOR HOUSE AND ANNEX, A 15TH CENTURY, GRADE II LISTED BARN, CONVERTED OFFICE BUILDINGS, STABLES, OUTBUILDINGS AND EXTENSIVE MANICURED GARDENS WHICH INCLUDE A HEATED SWIMMING POOL.
Dating back to the early 15th Century, the manor house and Great Barn reveal some of the finest examples of Medieval carpentry and craftmanship, yet the house in particular also bears the narrative of architecture through the years with additions from the 17th, 19th and 20th Centuries. Expertly restored and modernised in recent years, the house balances modern home comforts with luxury living while remaining faithful to the original character of the building. There is a dominance of exposed posts, beams and rafters throughout, with flagstone flooring and grand inglenook ?replaces in the principal rooms, while the annex has the proportions and light of the Victorian era in which it was built, with wide bay windows and high ceilings.
Ideal for running a business, the of?ce buildings provide meeting space and parking, while the barn could have a plethora of uses from industrial through to entertainment, and with several outbuildings still ripe for conversion, there is potential to create holiday lets or more permanent dwellings for family, staff or guests.

THE MAIN HOUSE

A SWEEPING DRIVE WENDS ITS WAY THROUGH THE SOUTH LAWNS, PASSING MATURE TREES AND A LILY POND TO THE WESTERLY ELEVATION OF THE HOUSE WHERE THERE ARE SEATING AREAS TO CATCH THE LAST OF THE SUNSHINE.
The drive continues past the magni?cent Great Barn where there is parking for the house and guests, and in to the courtyard by the of?ces and outbuildings; all of which are surrounded by beautiful and well-established gardens. Hugely attractive on the approach, the entrance to the manor house is formed from the original Wealdon structure dating back to the 15th Century. The upper timber frame has hung tiles while the lower walls have been ?lled with brick and ?int, so it has the archetypal feel of a Sussex country home. The roofs have been tiled in local Horsham stone in keeping with the Great Barn, and in spring, the walls are in bloom with climbing clematis, roses and wisteria.

ENTRANCE HALL & KITCHEN

Generous and welcoming, the entrance hall feels like a room in its own right with thick wooden beams and polished oak ?oors. Exposed timber frames, doors and beams are a feature throughout which add to the character and history of the building, and moving through to the kitchen, wood ?ooring makes way for the original ?agstones which have stood the test of time. Solid oak units and granite worktops complement the room perfectly, and the four oven, gas ?red Aga and ceramic butler sink have been seamlessly ?tted within them. The original bread oven (perfect for pizza) is still in place, as is an open ?re with wood store below it, and a large walk in larder and built-in corner pew seat add to the country-kitchen feel. Looking up, an enclosed timber galleried landing looks down over the dining space from the ?rst ?oor, and the back door opens to the patio garden for dining alfresco. Beautifully bright, this room is triple aspect, so it receives plenty of sunshine throughout the day, and is the heart of this exceptional property.


UNIQUE FEATURES – CELLAR & WELL Below your feet within the entrance hall, trap doors open to the cellar which is formed from two rooms and would be ideal for wine storage or even as a cinema room with further excavation. There is also an 80 ft deep well set into the ?oor from the kitchen which has a grate to cover it and a viewing light

UTILITY, LIVING & DINING ROOMS

From the entrance, a corridor runs east between the main reception rooms. To the right, the drawing room is an impressive space with two leaded light windows framing exquisite views of the Downs and a magni?cent inglenook ?replace almost ?lls the southerly wall with an open hearth and ornate grate. Designer wall paper and deep pile cream carpets luxuriate the space, creating a comfortable and homely room for the entire family to enjoy. Across the hall, the formal dining room also enjoys verdant garden views via two tall sash windows and has also has a traditional, beamed ?replace with a wood burning stove to add atmosphere to wintery suppers. You can easily seat twelve in here, and the antique table acquired from a monastery is available to purchase with the property as it ?ts the space and complements the room perfectly. Directly opposite the kitchen from the entrance hall is a generous utility and boot room. There are further sinks and storage, plus plumbing and space for a washing machine and dryer, and for families with dogs and buggies, you can come straight in here after muddy walks.

THE ANNEX

As a much later addition to the house, stepping into the annex on the eastern wing of the house feels like a journey through architectural history. With generous proportions, high ceilings and wide bay windows on both ?oors, it has the quintessential feel of a Victorian home, and while it is linked to the house, it has its own entrance via a glazed porch, so it could also be used as a separate dwelling. The ground ?oor has a wide and welcoming entrance hall with restful garden views, and the reception room is bright and airy with period features and wooden ?oors. Across the hall, the bathroom has a modern take on the Victorian style with a traditional style bath suite and ?ttings, and a turning staircase sweeps up to the ?rst ?oor. Here, there is a separate WC and a beautiful double bedroom which shares the same aspect and footprint as the living room below it, but being elevated, the views only get better.

FIRST FLOOR BEDROOMS & BATHROOMS

Stairs from the main hall or via the annex take you up to the ?rst ?oor, or a third, secret staircase links the dining room with the galleried landing (shhh!). There are six bedrooms on this ?oor, all of which bear the same historic features as below with rustic beams and posts, exposed brickwork and barn doors with thumb-latch ?ttings. Running along the northside of the property, there are two sizable double rooms; one of which has an original mezzanine level accessed by step ladder. There are three smaller doubles with equally beguiling views, and the master bedroom forms the eastern wing with a walk-through wardrobe leading to the romantic en suite bathroom, where dual sinks, a freestanding slipper bath with ?oor mounted taps, plus a separate rainfall shower provide a luxurious ?nish

THE OFFICES

Forming a south-facing L-shape, the of?ces and workshops sit within a ?int walled courtyard which provides parking for guests and customers. The buildings were once stables and hay stores, but have since been converted into ?ne quality of?ce spaces with a kitchenette, gymnasium and storage rooms totalling over 2000 sq. ft. With vaulted ceilings, exposed beams and ample double glazing, these rooms are full of character and light, and are ready to start running your business. Alternatively, this range would be ideal for use as holiday lets or as guest rooms for family or staff.

THE GRAND BARN

Grade II listed, the Grand Barn is not only visually stunning and awe-inspiring, but it has historical importance as its style of construction is unique to the South of England. The carpentry has distinct Norman in?uence, and tree-ring analysis has shown that the date of construction was 1405/6 with the earliest tree planted in 1237. The interior is of cathedral proportions with a tall open nave and a line of arcade posts marching down each side. The entrance is by two large sets of doors on either side, and the impressive Horsham stone tiled roof sits above ?int, brick and partly weather boarded elevations to create a space of 110’ x 44’. During the 1990s, the barn underwent an extensive, sevenyear restoration project which included archaeological studies and maintenance to the roof, frame and foundations. A concrete ?oor was laid, and an electrical supply installed, and while its seven bay aisles are currently ?lled with gym equipment for training athletes, it has also been used for events and entertainment. For a timber structure of such scale to have stood for several centuries is surely testament to the incredible skills and craftmanship from the 15th Century which look set to be enjoyed for many more years to come.

THE GROUNDS & GARDENS

Established over many years, the beautiful grounds and gardens of Charlton Court provide an ever changing and picturesque outlook to every room in the house. They have been professionally landscaped to ensure each area is de?ned by colour, shape and texture throughout the year, and these are zoned for entertaining, playtime, restful re?ection and functionality with a kitchen garden adding scent and an abundance of fruit during summer. A range of tall, mature trees, including poplar, beech, ?g, scots pine and walnut create a screen of privacy from neighbouring estates, while allowing for far reaching views towards the rolling hills of the South Downs, and secret walled gardens become a haven of tranquillity in warmer weather. For young children, it is a magical playground of trees to climb; ?elds and paddocks to explore and a 34’ heated swimming pool for use during the warmer seasons. Beyond the garden on the south and east side lies land divided up into paddocks with four stables and a ?eld shelter providing excellent equestrian facilities, and the land is also home to a wonderful array of wildlife which thrives here.

PERFECTLY POSITIONED BETWEEN THE COAST AND THE COUNTRYSIDE SITS THE QUINTESSENTIALLY BRITISH AND UNSPOILT VILLAGE OF STEYNING.



Believed to date back to the 8th Century, it is one of Sussex’s most ancient parishes. The 20th Century saw further growth to the village which has been built around its thriving high street, where you’ll ?nd ‘Olde Worlde’ pubs, shops and cafes, amongst more modern amenities.

Just twelve miles west of Brighton and Hove, and with excellent transport links by car and train into London, this is the ideal setting for those who wish for the best of both worlds. Gatwick Airport is 25 miles away for international and domestic ?ights and from here there are trains every 15-minutes into London Victoria so you can remain well-connected for work and business while raising a family in the peace and tranquillity of the countryside.

With National Park status, the South Downs and the land surrounding Charlton Court is protected from development. This ancient downland provides extensive bridleways and public footpaths so the area can be explored with minimum disturbance to its natural beauty and wealth of wildlife.

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